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The overpolished screenplay and overuse of directorial flourishes hamper the viewer’s enjoyment of what should have been a pretty straightforward caper-style crime film.

Will likely satisfy audiences who go in with appropriately established expectations because, for what it is, the film is solidly entertaining.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-31
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow, Lisa Hart Carroll

Although "Terms of Endearment" may be a passable way to spend a couple of hours, to label it as the Best Picture of 1983 (or any year) is a miscarriage.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Laurie Davidson

An individual’s appreciation may rest on a previous love of the stage play; others are more likely to throw up a hairball than purr in contentment.

Feels a little too much like a money grab and, although moderately entertaining on a popcorn level, there’s a sense of missed opportunity.

Falls afoul of tonal inconsistencies which can be especially detrimental in a story with its roots so deeply embedded in an abhorrent historical episode.

If you liked "Zombieland," you’ll probably like "Zombieland: Double Tap," just not as much.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-01-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Will Smith, Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge

Can’t make up its mind whether it wants to be a popcorn thriller or something with an existential bent, and isn't fully satisfying as either.

Run Time: 2:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard

Combining the two movies, there’s a clear beginning and ending, and if the latter isn’t as strong or promising as the former, at least the entire story is told.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-11-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bart Freundlich
Cast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn, Alex Esola

Although competently made and appealing in an exaggerated soap opera-tinged fashion, it fails to make a strong case for its raison d’être.